• Flood Watch for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: February 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm
    Expires: February 28, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. If you live in an area prone to flooding, be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth, and remember, flood waters are harder to see at night. Never cross a barricaded road.
    Portions of southern Illinois...southwest Indiana and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Johnson, Pulaski, Saline, Union, White and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson and Pike. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Perry MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne MO.
    From 6 PM CST this evening through Sunday morning
    A consistent signal for locally heavy rain is forecast, especially tonight. Storm total average rainfall is forecast to range from one and a quarter to two and a quarter inches in the Watch area and, with thunderstorms forecast, localized higher totals up to 3 inches or more are possible. This amount of cumulative rainfall will be falling on recently soaked grounds from melted snowfall, so the ability to soak in all this expected rainfall will be compromised and likely to cause flood issues.
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SOUTHWESTERN INDIANA/SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS – Local runners, walkers, and hikers, as well as Scouts, families and the community, are invited to complete the ScoutStrong 5K, a virtual event to support local youth Scouting programs in Southwestern Indiana and Southeastern Illinois.


As a virtual event, the ScoutStrong 5K can be completed via any physical activity, such as a treadmill, jogging around the neighborhood, walking around a track, or hiking a local trail. Participants are encouraged to ‘get up, get out, and flex [their] muscles,’ while following social distancing guidelines.


Registrants can complete the 5k (3-mile) fun run or walk at any time between Monday, January 25 and Sunday, January 31. Once complete, participants can share photos, completion time or other details by tagging Buffalo Trace Council on Facebook.


Registration fees are $25, and a t-shirt and medal will be mailed to participants after the event. Participants can sign up online at https://scoutingevent.com/156-Virtual5k. This link can also be found on the home page of www.buffalotracecouncil.org.

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